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AT&T Performing Arts Center & Dallas Theater Center Partner to Offer Open CaptioningAT&T Performing Arts Center & Dallas Theater Center Partner to Offer Open Captioning
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

AT&T Performing Arts Center (AT&T PAC) and Dallas Theater Center (DTC) today announced a collaboration with Theatre Development Fund (TDF) to provide, for the first time, open captioning services at select upcoming productions in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICALHillbarn Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Hillbarn Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 season with Harvard's most beloved blonde, Elle Woods, who will take the stage by pink storm in Legally Blonde The Musical. A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored 2001 film and book by Heather Hach, this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. (more...)

Mind-Bending Love Story CONSTELLATIONS to Play Dallas Theater CenterMind-Bending Love Story CONSTELLATIONS to Play Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the mind-bending love story, Constellations.  (more...)

B Street Theatre's $9.00 at 9:00pm Performance of EVERY BRILLIANT THING on August 13thB Street Theatre's $9.00 at 9:00pm Performance of EVERY BRILLIANT THING on August 13th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

B Street Theatre's $9.00 at 9:00 pm showing of Every Brilliant Thing. A chance to see top rated theatre at a discounted rate! This special discounted night started with our Mainstage production The Explorer's Club by Nell Benjamin on June 20th, 2015. The event has continued to give the perfect opportunity to B Street Theatre for reaching a new and younger audience. Lobby opens at 8:00 pm with discounted beer and wine for sale. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Carmen Cusack & More Take Part in DAVE ReadingBrian d'Arcy James, Carmen Cusack & More Take Part in DAVE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a private reading was just held for a musical adaptation of DAVE, starring Brian d'Arcy James, Carmen Cusack, Michael Rupert, Ann Sanders, Colby Lewis, Jonathan Rayson, and Rachel Flynn. (more...)

Winsome Brown's HIT THE BODY ALARM to Play The Performing Garage This FallWinsome Brown's HIT THE BODY ALARM to Play The Performing Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS MARY BROWN at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.), with previews set to begin September 20 prior to the solo play's official opening night September 22. Directed by Brad Rouse and Winsome Brown, HIT THE BODY ALARM is scheduled to run through October 2, 2016. (more...)

Musical Comedy HALF TIME, Formerly GOTTA DANCE, Eyes Spring 2017 Broadway BowMusical Comedy HALF TIME, Formerly GOTTA DANCE, Eyes Spring 2017 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that the new musical comedy formerly known as Gotta Dance, which recently played a triumphant World Premiere at Broadway in Chicago's Bank of America Theater, will open on Broadway in the Spring of 2017 as HALF TIME. (more...)

Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & More to Work with 2016 Freddie G Fellowship ClassLynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & More to Work with 2016 Freddie G Fellowship Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 7th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 13th - 16th.  The event has once again been underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ("G") Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI).  The four days of classes and activities honor instructors and teachers who are working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups.  In addition to the New York experience, each of the teachers' schools receives $5,000 from Freddie and Myrna to enhance their arts program. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: First Look at Main Street Theatre Works' THE EXPLORERS CLUBPHOTO FLASH: First Look at Main Street Theatre Works' THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production - check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL - To Miss This Would Be CriminalBWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL - To Miss This Would Be Criminal
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 6, 2016

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL - Missing The Fun Would Be Criminal (more...)

The Company Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL This SummerThe Company Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

The award-winning Company Theatre presents the Broadway hit Legally Blonde the Musical from July 29 through August 20 at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Legally Blonde the Musical is by Heather Hach, with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Adds Late-Night Cabaret, Fridays@3 Reading Series & More to 2016 SlateWilliamstown Theatre Festival Adds Late-Night Cabaret, Fridays@3 Reading Series & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional programming and casting for the 2016 summer season. Additions to this season's slate of events include the legendary Late-Night Cabaret, the always popular Fridays@3 Reading Series, and this year's Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Fellowship Projects. (more...)

Tickets to Theatre Aspen's Summer Season Now on SaleTickets to Theatre Aspen's Summer Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Theatre Aspen today announced that single tickets for its summer season are now on sale. Full season passes with exclusive access to booking seats, no fees and other benefits, are among an array of available options, including specially priced preview passes and the popular Local's Pass for valley residents, offered through June 1. Tickets and passes are available through the organization's website at theatreaspen.org, where complete schedules and pricing are found. (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works Kicks Off Summer Season with THE EXPLORERS CLUBMain Street Theatre Works Kicks Off Summer Season with THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO PanelPlaywright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Soluna Studio to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 5/21-6/5Soluna Studio to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 5/21-6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running May 21st 25-June 5th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB Discovers Laughs a PlentyBWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB Discovers Laughs a Plenty
by Rosanne DellAversano - May 10, 2016

THE EXPLORERS CLUB: The place to discover eternal lettuce, the East pole and belly laughs. (more...)

No Strings Theatre Company Announces May EventsNo Strings Theatre Company Announces May Events
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

No Strings Theatre Company, located at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las Cruces, presents a madcap comedy by New York playwright Nell Benjamin, The Explorers Club, as part of its 2015-6 season. The play opens on Friday, May 6 and runs through Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Tina Fey Will Take Break from 'Kimmy Schmidt' to Work on MEAN GIRLS Musical!Tina Fey Will Take Break from 'Kimmy Schmidt' to Work on MEAN GIRLS Musical!
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

At last night's Tribeca Film Festival, Tina Fey finally addressed the question on everyone's mind - will there be a musical stage adaptation of the hit 2004 film MEAN GIRLS? (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the GeffenArnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

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